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BRUCE DICKINSON SURVIVOR 2016: Results -> Darkside Of Aquarius wins!

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Aug 2, 2016.


Satisfied with the results?

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  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member


    Welcome to the 2016 edition of Bruce Dickinson Survivor!

    The first round contains the album Tattooed Millionaire and all its original bonus songs.
    Balls To Picasso will probably join in Round 2; I didn't want to overcrowd the first round with too many songs.
    Rules are in the picture above as usual, but in case you didn't notice:
    5 songs are promoted from each album.

  2. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    Yay, love me some Bruce survivor!

  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Initially I read something else there...
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  4. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    Need to relisten to it when I'm not sick.
  5. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Yay!! It's back!

    Young Dudes
    Lickin the Gun
    No Lies

    Prediction: Darkside of Aquarius wins it all again, Omega comes in second, Book of Thel comes in third, and Tears of a Dragon gets fourth.
    I want a 100 brownie points if I get that right.
  6. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    I'm rooting for Trumpets Of Jericho. How well did that do last year?
  7. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    If I remember correctly, not well. But I'm with you on that. Best song TCW for sure!
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

  9. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    I might put it behind the title track and Book Of Thel, but it's a lot like Hell Patrol to me, in the fact it needs a lot more love regardless.
  10. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    I like the riff after "Mocking you, hah hah hah".
  11. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    This one almost doesn't count, everyone should know all these songs :p
  12. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


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  13. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I'm not familiar with anything on Skunkworks. :p
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I'm very fond of this album. For a long time, this and Balls were the only Bruce albums I had heard so I had a lot of time to listen to and appreciate them. My early experience with Metal was also primarily late 80s glam stuff and this sort of thing Bruce was doing here wasn't too far off. My tastes have changed since then, but there are some glam metal albums that I can still enjoy and I think Bruce did that sound a lot better than most of the true glam metal acts. Underneath the glossy production and big choruses, there's a real knack for songwriting and some good playing from everyone. Some of the songs on here are really high quality, but there's also some filler.
    Obviously Bruce would go on to do bigger and better things, but I'd say this album is at least still better than Skunkworks. It's definitely not bad, just not one to come back to often and overshadowed by far better albums.

    Another thing about this album is that Bruce really wears his influences on his sleeve. There's an AC/DC styled song, an Aerosmith styled song, a Mott the Hoople cover.
    Bruce's new vocal style also fits the material reasonably well.

    Voting for:
    Hell On Wheels
    Lickin' The Gun
    No Lies
    Bring Your Daughter
    Ballad of Mutt
    Darkness Be My Friend
  15. 'tis not a very good album this.
    I love:
    Son of a gun
    No lies
    Gypsie road

    Tattooed Millionaire
    born in '58

    hate the rest.

    I don't really count the b-side stuff
    They aren't particularly noteworthy. Bring your daughter is really a Maiden song. Maiden stole it first!
  16. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Agree that Tattoed is a bad album. Bruce's worst for sure.
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    1. Gypsy Road
    2. Dive! Dive! Dive!
    3. All The Young Dudes
    4. Lickin' The Gun
    5. Zulu Lulu
    6. Ballad Of Mutt
    7. Winds Of Change
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    This album is terrible. It gets a 2.5/10 from me, the lowest of any Maiden-related album. I really, really dislike everything about it, but mostly the inane lyrics and semi-improvisational sound of the vocal melodies. Sorry Brucie, this experiment didn't work.

    Voting for tracks 4-10 on the album. I'd give Ballad of Mutt a vote too if I could, but the oddity of hearing Bruce do an acoustic blues song makes it interesting enough to keep around for now. Same goes for the oddity of hearing him do a Simon & Garfunkel thing on Darkness Be My Friend.
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    How do you like this?
  20. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    It's definitely below average. Everything here is definitely better than half of Virtual XI.

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